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Historic Preservation Review Committee

Established in 1969 as a part of the State of Oklahoma's participation in the newly created federal preservation programs, the Committee membership is composed of citizen members as well as professionals in the areas of history, architecture, architectural history, historic archeology, and prehistoric archeology. The Committee provides comments to the State Historic Preservation Officer about proposed nominations to the National Register of Historic Places and other preservation issues as appropriate. Additionally, the committee comments on nominations to the State Register of Historic Places.

2014 Meeting Schedule

Thursday, January 16, 2014 - 1:30pm
Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 1:30pm
Thursday, July 17, 2014 - 1:30pm
Thursday, October 16, 2014 - 1:30pm

Location: All meetings are held in the Oklahoma Historical Society Boardroom, 3rd floor, Oklahoma History Center, 800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive, Oklahoma City, OK 73105.

Current Historic Preservation Review Committee (HPRC) members (as of November 2012) include William P. Corbett (Historian, Tahlequah); Ron Frantz (Architect, Oklahoma City); John D. Hartley (Prehistoric Archeologist, Norman); Arn Henderson (Architectural Historian, Norman) ; and Charles S. Wallis (Historical Archeologist, Norman).

JULY 17, 2014

The regular quarterly meeting of the Historic Preservation Review Committee (HPRC) will be held at 1:30pm on Thursday, July 17, 2014. The HPRC will meet in the LeRoy H. Fischer Boardroom, Oklahoma History Center (Third Floor), 800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive, Oklahoma City, OK. The public is invited to attend. (NOTE: If you are a person with a disability and require an accommodation, please contact Melvena Heisch at 405/522-4484 or mheisch@okhistory.org by 12:00 Noon on Wednesday, July 16, 2014, so that we can make the arrangements.)


  1. Call to Order
  2. Introductions
  3. Approval of the Historic Preservation Review Committee's (HPRC) April 2014 Minutes
  4. Formulation of Recommendations to the State Historic Preservation Officer Concerning Proposed Nominations to the National Register of Historic Places:
    1. Waynoka Telephone Exchange Building, 200 South Main Street, Waynoka, Woods County (Nomination)
    2. Meloy House, 131 West Carson Drive, Mustang, Canadian County (Nomination)
    3. Oklahoma City Ford Motor Company Assembly Plant, 900 West Main Street, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma County (Nomination)
    4. Kelley Club, 2300 North Kelley Avenue, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma County (Nomination)
    5. Long Branch Creek Bridge, 1/8 Mile North of the Intersection of N330 and E0540, Stillwater Vicinity, Payne County (Nomination)
    6. Depew Route 66 Segment, Route 66 from Milfay Road traveling east for .46 miles, Depew Vicinity, Creek County (Nomination)
  5. Other Business:
    1. Discussion of the Second Draft of Tomorrow's Legacy: Oklahoma's Statewide Preservation Plan
    2. Review of the Historic Preservation Review Committee's role in the development of the FY 2015 Historic Preservation Fund application to the National Park Service
    3. Upcoming Events
  6. Adjournment

Nominations Awaiting National Park Service Approval

October 2012 Historic Preservation Review Committee Meeting

Tulsa Race Riot of 1921 (Greenwood Historic District), Tulsa, Tulsa County

Nominations Officially Determined Eligible but Not Listed

Ardmore Presbyterian Church, Ardmore, Carter County

Beth Israel Temple, Muskogee, Muskogee County

Mummers Theater (Stage Center), Oklahoma City, Oklahoma County